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Houston Music Highlights: Week Of April 25th, 2016

A preview of the Houston Music Highlights airing on Classical 91.7 this week.


The Harlem Quaret [L-R: Felix Umansky (cello), Ilmar Gavilán (violin), Jaime Amador (viola), Melissa White (vioin)]

Be on the listen for Houston Music Highlights, Tuesday through Friday on Classical 91.7! These 6-minute highlights feature local musicians and ensembles such as the Houston Symphony, the Apollo Chamber Players, and numerous others each week. Houston Music Highlights air at 7 AM, and then repeat at 1 PM, 6 PM, and 10 PM.

This week, Highlights travel the globe! We'll sample sounds from Argentina, Austria and Harlem, and we celebrate National Poetry Month with a song setting of a poem by a Houston student.



Argentine Dances – Dance of the Old Herdsman & Dance of the Beautiful Lady: Alberto Ginastera

Michael Zuraw, pianist & Artistic Director of Aperio: Music of the Americas

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on May 3, 2011


String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 1 in G major – IV. Allegro ma non troppo: Franz Joseph Haydn

Chamber Music Houston: Emerson String Quartet

Performed at Stude Concert Hall (Rice Unversity) on April 30, 2015



Take the A Train: Duke Ellington (arr. Paul Chihara)

The Harlem Quartet

Love Music – Paul Chihara (Albany 1290)

*Da Camera will present The Harlem Quartet on May 6.



Secrets: Madeline Styskal

Teresa Procter, mezzo-soprano; Mark Buller, piano

Recorded in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on May 13, 2015

*This composition was a collaboration of HGOco, University of Houston's Moores School of Music, Writers in the Schools and Kashmere Gardens Elementary. The text is a poem by 5th grader, Kania Rainey.

Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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